13-19 November 2017

El mar nos mira de lejos (The Sea Stares at Us from Afar)

Manuel Muñoz Rivas

El mar nos mira de lejos (Manuel Muñoz Rivas)
L'Alternativa Official / Feature Films / El mar nos mira de lejos

Synopsis

The legend of a lost ancient civilisation lies buried beneath a swath of sand dunes in southern Spain. For more than a century, travellers have been drawn to this remote spot in search of its ancient inhabitants or perhaps to rediscover a lost utopia. Today this lonely stretch of coastline is home to a handful of almost invisible men among the dunes who know nothing of the myths that fill the heads of dewy-eyed archaeologists and adventurers. El mar nos mira de lejos journeys into this unique land and explores its secret rhythms.

Bio/Filmo

Manuel Muñoz Rivas (Seville, 1978) studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. His short film Con el viento (2009) was screened in competiton at l'Alternativa. In addition to being a filmmaker, he also works as an editor and teaches film in Spain, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. El mar nos mira de lejos is his debut feature film. 

Info

  • Country Spain, Netherlands
  • Year 2017
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 92 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Spanish
  • Subtitles English
  • Production company El Viaje Films, Azhar Media, CTM docs, 59 en Conserva
  • Producer José Alayón, José Manuel Rodríguez, Sara Sánchez, Irene M. Borrego, Rosan Boersma
  • Screenplay Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Mauro Herce
  • Photography Mauro Herce
  • Editor Cristóbal Fernández, Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Pablo Gil Rituerto
  • Sound Joaquín Pachón, Jeroen Goeijers
  • Contact info@noucinemart.com

Festivals

Berlinale Forum Hong Kong International Film Festival Mejor Documental - Cinespaña Toulouse Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla

Presented by Manuel Muñoz Rivas 17/11 19/11

Programme

Friday 17, 20.00 h — Teatre CCCB Sunday 19, 19.45 h — Auditori CCCB